Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Five: Ways to Stay Healthy on Road Trips

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Happy Friday! I've put together and scheduled a few Friday Five posts to get us through the beginning of fall, including this one - all about eating as clean as possible on road trips. The point of the Friday Five series is to provide quick tips to my readers - tips on healthy eating, working out, elevating your personal style, travel... you name it, just a quick fix that will hopefully provide a little motivation without too much of a time commitment.

I just finished driving from Portland to Richmond in order to start my "grownup" life out here - you know, get a job, apartment, all that good stuff (maybe a dog??? LOL I wish). I had major anxiety leading up to the trip specifically regarding food and exercise - I had finally gotten in a great routine, started losing some weight, and was eating good, whole foods. Road trips are usually synonymous with binge eating, candy, drive-thrus, and nasty little snacks all day long.

Somehow, we did a pretty good job at keeping our eating clean this time -- and here's the lowdown on how you can, too.

  1. Avoid overeating. Bring snack food in prepackaged portions or pre-portion snacks yourself in Ziplocs that you can grab easily. 
  2. Skip the drive-thru. Make it your co-pilot's priority to locate and navigate to a local joint about halfway through your day. Sit down at a table and eat slowly. Enjoy your surroundings, and stop when you're full.
  3. Hydrate. Fill up your water bottle each time you stop for gas - skip soda and milk-based drinks that might make you feel uncomfortable and bloated. 
  4. Hide the snacks. Might sound a little drastic, but if your snacks aren't within arms' reach, they won't "disappear" so quickly. When you stop, grab a prepared snack out of the trunk instead of munching all day.
  5. Choose wisely. Instead of packing bags of salty, addictive snack food, bring filling snacks that you won't be tempted to keep stuffing in your mouth. Try small bags of unsalted almonds, lightly salted popcorntrail mix without tons of chocolate, and maybe even dried fruit.

See?? Totally doable. Pack this list for your next road trip, and remember -- preparation is key! 
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  1. Nice job, May! Glad you made it back safe and sound!

  2. Thanks for the tips! I drink vitamins too, just to ensure my body receive enough protection :D

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